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Wedding Dress Type Guide And 32 Examples
Choosing your wedding dress is a terrifying process: there are tons of options and lots of points you should consider before shopping and during it. How in the world can you choose a dress without all that pressure? No panic! We’ve prepared a simple yet helpful guide to make your choice easier! Here you’ll see various shapes, necklines and trains to understand what you like, take a look and happy hunting!
First of all, choose a proper silhouette, it will define the whole look of the dress. Empire waist means that the waist line is right under the bust. A-line waist means a fitted bodice and a skirt that gently flares out the silhouette. A mermaid gown features a corseted bodice and a fishtail shaped skirt starting just below or just above the knee. A ballgown means a fitted bodice and a full voluminous skirt. A sheath wedding dress features a narrow cut and emphases all your curves.
a romantic and vintage-inspired empire waist wedding dress with a lace bodice, cap sleeves and a plain flowy skirt
a chic modern empire waist wedding dress on straps, with a textural bodice with lace flowers and a layered skirt
a romantic A-line wedding dress with a fully embellished bodice, a deep V-neckline and a flowy skirt
a beautiful A-line gold lace wedding gown with a train, long sleeves and a V-neckline
a gorgeous blush mermaid strapless wedding dress with a ruffled tail
an off the shoulder plain mermaid wedding gown with a deep neckline and a train for a formal wedding
a blush strapless ballgown with a long train and a layered skirt for a dreamy look
a beautiful ivory ballgown with a fully embellished bodice with a plunging neckline and a full skirt with a train
a sheath silver sequin wedding dress with bell sleeves and a train for a modern glam bride
Necklines are the second thing you should consider while choosing a dress. This will help you decide what accessories you will be wearing – some necklines scream for a statement necklace, others call for a demure set of pearls. And, in some cases, you will feel that the dress alone is enough!
There are sweetheart, straight, off the shoulder, jewel, scoop, V-neckline, bateau, square, halter, high neckline, asymmetric, spaghetti strap, illusion and Grecian necklines.
a lace strapless mermaid wedding dress with a train and a sweetheart neckline for a romantic feel
a strapless blush heavily embellished mermaid wedding dress with a train wows
a boho lace sheath off the shoulder wedding dress with straps looks just wow
a flowy off the shoulder A-line sweetheart neckline wedding gown for a modern and cute bridal look
a thin straps scoop neckline wedding ballgown with lace appliques all over for a statement
an ethereal pearly grey wedding dress with wide straps, a scoop neckline and an embellished bodice
a lace spaghetti strap mermaid wedding gown with a V-neckline and a small train
a lace applique sleeveless mermaid wedding dress with a V-neckline and a veil
an illusion bateau neckline wedding dress with a lace bodice and a flowy skirt
a halter neckline lace sheath wedding gown for a modern and charming bride
a minimalist halter neckline sheath wedding dress plus matching statement earrings
a romantic wedding ballgown with a high neckline, long sleeves and a matching veil
a romantic and modest wedding gown with a lace bodice, a high neckline and a lace trim on the skirt
a chic one shoulder (asymmetric) lace wedding dress with a tulle overskirt
a gorgeous lace wedding dress with a deep V-neckline and double spaghetti straps plus statement earrings
a sexy white lace sheath wedding dress with spaghetti straps and a plunging neckline
an illusion sweetheart neckline sleeveless wedding gown with gold embroidery and an embellished sash
an illusion plunging neckline sleeveless wedding dress with a lace applique bodice and a tulle skirt
A sweeping train makes a bold and stylish statement at once. There are different train lengths and you may choose whatever you prefer to highlight your look. A chapel train is from 12 to 18 inches on the floor, a sweep/brush train is about 6 inches on the floor, a cathedral train is 22+ inches on the floor, and you may also go for a semi-cathedral train, which is between chapel and cathedral.
a floral lace ballgown with long sleeves, embellishments and a chapel train
a sexy mermaid wedding gown with an illusion back, long sleeves and a cathedral train
a minimalist spaghetti strap wedding dress with a sweep train
a lace sheath wedding dress with long sleeves and a semi-cathedral train